renminbi

[ ren-min-bee ]
/ ˈrɛnˈmɪnˈbi /
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noun, plural ren·min·bi.

the currency of the People's Republic of China, the basic unit of which is the yuan.

Origin of renminbi

1955–60; < Chinese rénmínbi, equivalent to rénmín people + currency
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British Dictionary definitions for renminbi

renminbi

renminbi yuan

/ (ˌrɛnˌmɪnˈbiː) /

noun plural renminbi

another name for the Chinese yuan

Word Origin for renminbi

Chinese renmin people + bi currency
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Word Origin and History for renminbi

renminbi


n.

currency introduced 1948 in China, from Chinese renminbi, from renmin "people" + bi "currency."

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